View Poll Results: What is more important?

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  • A balanced budget (no growth in debt)

    53 86.89%
  • Tax cuts

    8 13.11%
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Thread: Tax cuts or balance budget

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    If you had to pick one or the other, which one is more important?
    Balanced budget with a couple caveats: 1) It is a REAL balanced budget, no accounting gimmicktry such as using social security surplus's to offset federal spending. 2) A hard freeze in current tax rates and user fees. 3) No emergencies 4) Any surplus would be applied to debt. 5) A balanced budget amendment to the constitution. 6) The United States government would have to submit to using similar accounting practices which are used by regular business.

    Failing to meet any one of these 6 requirements would then amount to a mandatory tax decrease to be enacted as part of the law.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Both!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Our economy is a capitalistic, consumption based economy... It's not simply an issue of personal choice, or individual behaviour. The entire economy encourages consumption, and the entire economy engages in it. Individual market choice is the foundation of Capitalism.
    no, our tax system and a dozen other systems (to include our "cheap money" system) encourage consumption. capitalism in and of itself would encourage a balance between savings and investment - not a negative savings rate.

    either way the point is moot. at this point attempting to encourage more consumption is pushing on thread - the American consumer is leveraged to the hilt and his government along with him.

    because when you spend more than you take in, eventually you run out of money.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    now the question becomes, will all of those who have voted in favor of the balanced budget option support Senate Republicans when they put up just such a bill?


    my bet will be that many of them do not.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Balanced Budget, reduce spending first. Then we can afford tax cuts

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    now the question becomes, will all of those who have voted in favor of the balanced budget option support Senate Republicans when they put up just such a bill? my bet will be that many of them do not.
    I wouldn't support a bill that allowed plotiticians to openly consume deep fried children, even if it balances the buget.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    now the question becomes, will all of those who have voted in favor of the balanced budget option support Senate Republicans when they put up just such a bill?


    my bet will be that many of them do not.
    The problem with that cp is that theyve already extended the tax cuts <fed> and many states the first thing they did was give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations before they even mentioned the budgets...NJ, Gov Christie, Wisc, Gov Walker, Fla Gov Scott, Ohio, Gov Kasich

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by March View Post
    Why on Earth would the GDP increase due to Bush's tax cuts?
    Because it did.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    I wouldn't support a bill that allowed plotiticians to openly consume deep fried children, even if it balances the buget.
    How about a bill that required them to eat KFC every day and they weren't allowed to have their cholesterol checked if they hadn't cut 5% from their unconstitutional programs that year?

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by March View Post
    Why on Earth would the GDP increase due to Bush's tax cuts?
    Its a question nobody has been able to answer yet.

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